Fruit and Vegetable Picking

Fruit and Vegetable Picking


We decided to go to our local pick your own farm.  It was such fun, the children enjoyed hunting for the hiding strawberries and pulling up the beetroots.  The excitement on their faces and yet the silent concentration mid ‘pick’ made it obvious how much they enjoyed themselves.
straw and rasp


Unfortunately the farm only opens to the public for a 6 week period, so we now have a long 11 month wait until we can return, but we will return and much sooner in the picking season.
StrawberriesNever miss an opportunity to get some phonics practice in!beetspell

Best of all was munching our way through the things we found, pickling the beetroots, snacking on the raspberries and spicing things up with the garlic.

We’ll definitely be visiting again next year, starting earlier so we can get a few days out there in the short window they’re open.  What are your children’s favourite fruits and vegetables?  Do you grow your own?  That’s the next challenge for us!


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Welcome to The Vegan Parent

Hi and welcome to The Vegan Parent.   Our aim is to provide information, resources for children and parents, teachers and care providers about veganism.  We hope to offer a community atmosphere and a place to come to ask questions and share resources.  Being a vegan parent in a non-vegan world has it’s challenges, but living a vegan life is one full of joy, for all!


A little about myself.  My name is Lucy and I have two vegan children.  Both boys and both love baking and helping in the kitchen, singing, dancing, eating chocolate and showing myself and their dad in sloppy kisses.  We have been vegan for 15 months now, my eldest transitioning with myself at the age of 4 and my youngest being weaned vegan.  Eli is 5yrs old and CJ is 2, both are happy, healthy, strong and are being raised to understand why living a vegan lifestyle and holding vegan beliefs is so important.  Both boys played a large role in our family becoming vegan, Eli was first to make us consider the impact of choosing to eat flesh when he showed obvious distress at witnessing his father and uncle eat whitebait and this led to questions and us examining where we stood on the issue of killing another for food.  CJ was my personal catalyst, the connection I felt with him whilst breastfeeding prompted me to consider the cost to cows and their calves for me to consume their milk.

Having become vegan and searched for vegan information specifically for Mums and Dads with mini vegans, I realised there was very little out there.  I hope to help provide all the elements missing to enable vegan children to feel included within the community, both the vegan one and the wider community, educational resources, activities, recipes, cartoons, books, videos and support too.